This comes despite the threat of renewed sanctions against Tehran by the US after Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal.
Kabul River Basin directorate has also confirmed the sharp drop in the groundwater level that the capital depends on.
Officials say Afghanistan-Uzbekistan trade volume will increase to billions of dollars after creation of the trade zone.
Hakimi’s office said the minister discussed a number of issues with the Norwegian envoy including reforms in the mining sector.
Officials have said a new air freight route between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia will be launched in the next week.
MAIL officials said the livestock sector is facing a critical shortage of fodder for animals across the country.
The ministry of public works said progress is being made by the Australian company involved in planning the new tunnel.
Officials at the Ministry of Transport said that they will be able to increase their revenue through registering bus companies.
The World Bank will spend $460-million on the economic corridor project between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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